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Disappointed Scott reflects on Cup experience

Despite the disappointment of being knocked out the FA Youth Cup at the last 16 stage, Alex Scott says competing in the competition was a brilliant experience.

Captain Scott was on target from the penalty spot in the 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday – in what was his third goal of the tournament.

The young Robins reached the Fifth Round for the first time in 11 years, but Scott feels he and his teammates missed a good chance to advance into the quarter-finals.

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Scott said: “First of all, I just want to say congratulations to Sheffield United. They had a good game, took us right to the end but we are disappointed on our behalf.

“Today was a good chance, we could have beaten them if we took our chances earlier on, we got the goal back, then they got the third and that killed the game."

“We’ve done alright in the competition – I don’t think we’ve played particularly well in each of the games. We can look at that, but it’s been a great experience, particularly for some of the younger boys to come to a Premier League stadium like this, with a great pitch and a great facility to play on, so we’ve enjoyed the opportunity but we’re disappointed.

“We’ve got to take responsibility and I don’t think I played well so I take part responsibility for the loss. We had to get together after the first goal and in the second half we had a good chance, we spoke about a few things we could have done. We got the goal, we were hyped up, but the third goal killed it, it killed momentum and you couldn’t see us getting back from there.

“Playing in the FA Youth Cup is something every Under-18 player wants to do, we won two games and I don’t think a Bristol City team has done this well for a while, so it was a good campaign for us but again, disappointed with the result, we feel we could have won again and had a good chance in the next round.”

Reflecting on the past 12 months, Scott takes great pride on his personal development having recently earned a professional contract with the club and he is eyeing the next step in his career.

“I feel I’ve developed pretty well in the last year,” he continued. “I’ve captained the Under-18s, something I didn’t expect I’d do when I signed but I feel like I’m doing well training with the first team.

“That’s now the aim for the rest of the season – stay with the first team, hopefully get my first appearance and help them.”

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